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Ken Franey (74-89S)

We are sad to report that Ken Franey, Laboratory Assistant from 1974 - 1989, passed away earlier this year aged 99.
15 Dec 2023
Written by John Avens
Obituaries

Ken died this year just short of his 100th birthday.  He was the laboratory assistant for the Biology and Chemistry departments from 1974-1989.  Many will remember his great interest in Natural History especially birds and geology and his help with the 2nd form field trips, D of E and CCF expeditions. He was a true naturalist; walking his dog across moors, coast paths and mountains in the UK, looking a life and landscape.

Ken's wife died soon after he retired but his interests sustained him and he continued to study into his 90`s, taking an Open University Course in geology and deepening his knowledge of insects and even history.  A self -sufficient man, he was always keen to hear of the pupils` progress.  He spent his last 5 years in sheltered accommodation in Williton, Somerset.                                                           

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